Xbox One DVR functionality coming in 2016

A subscription-free serivce

Today at Microsoft’s gamescom media briefing, the company announced a subscription-free DVR service with the ability to record shows on a schedule or in the background while you’re gaming.

To utilize the upcoming feature Xbox One owners will need a TV tuner, which currently allows users to enjoy free over-the-air TV channels via their consoles — so the functionality is somewhat limited.

For a while there it seemed like Microsoft was trying to get away from painting Xbox One as an “all-in-one” media box to just focus on the games, but I guess the company could only restrain itself for so long. Still, it sounds like a nice option for those looking to take advantage of it.

Kyle MacGregor Burleson